Do These Yoga Poses before Bedtime to Sleep Like a Baby

Easy poses that will relax your body and lull you into deep slumber

Can't sleep at night, no matter what you do? Then try doing yoga before you hit the snooze button. Celebrity lifestyle coach and yogapreneur, Grand Master Akshar says, "Practising yoga before your bed time will help you sleep soundly. Yoga helps get rid of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, sleep anxiety, insomnia, etc." If you can spend even as little as just 5 minutes doing these poses recommended by Akshar, you would score some serious shut-eye. "You can hold each pose for 30 seconds and repeat for 3 sets," advises Akshar. 

Pranayama Technique

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Udgeeth Pranayama

Method 

Sit in a comfortable pose (Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana etc.) 

Straighten your back 

close your eyes 

Place your palms on your knees 

Inhale deeply and fill your lungs with air 

While exhaling, form a circle with your lips and say "Oooooooommm" for as long  as you can 

Feel the vibration of the sound disseminate throughout your body

Duration You may begin by practicing this breathing technique for five minutes a day and gradually increase it with time.

Asanas

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Sukhasana – Happy Pose

Formation of the posture

Sit upright stretching out both legs in Dandasana

Cross your legs one atop the other at the ankles

Place your palms on the knees

Sit erect with spine straight

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Balasana – Child’s Pose


Formation of the posture

Gently drop your knees down

Bring you pelvis to rest on heels 

Do not place the toes on top of the other, instead right and left must be next to each other

Stretch your arms forward and rest your forehead down

 

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